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Pitino's lawsuit vs. Adidas dismissed

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) A federal judge has dismissed former Louisville coach Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas, agreeing with the sportswear maker that his claim requires arbitration and should be heard out of court.

Pitino sued Adidas last October in U.S. District Court for breach of contract, alleging that the Oregon-based company deliberately ruined his reputation. Adidas had terminated its personal services contract with Pitino hours after Louisville's Athletic Association fired him for cause following the school's acknowledgement of its involvement in a federal bribery investigation of college basketball. Pitino was not named in the federal complaint.

His lawsuit said Adidas "outrageously conspired" to funnel money to the family of a Louisville recruit without his knowledge and made it appear he was aware of its practices.

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UConn greats expect program resurgence

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Don't tell Jim Calhoun or his former players that UConn is no longer an elite basketball program.

Yes, the Huskies have missed the NCAA Tournament three times in four years and are 30-35 the past two seasons while playing outside a power conference. UConn is under investigation by the NCAA, and has accused former coach Kevin Ollie of recruiting violations, prompting his firing in March and sparking at $10 million contract dispute.

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Wake places accused coach on leave

NEW YORK (AP) Wake Forest University has placed an assistant basketball coach on leave after police said he punched a New York City tourist who later died.

Athletic director Ron Wellman said in a statement Friday that he spoke with assistant Jamill Jones and the coach agreed that the decision was appropriate under the circumstances.

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Coach K: No plan of execution for reform

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn't believe the NCAA went far enough with its reforms when it comes to how the changes were coordinated.

Speaking two days after the governing body announced numerous changes following a high-profile corruption scandal in college basketball, Krzyzewski on Friday said he approves the intent behind the changes but added that "they don't have a plan of execution."

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Duke's Barrett set for Canada homecoming

Duke freshman R.J. Barrett is ready for his homecoming games - and his college career hasn't even formally begun yet.

The native of Canada figures to be the center of attention when the Blue Devils play three exhibition games north of the border, beginning next week in Barrett's hometown outside Toronto and also near Montreal.

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Assistant coach says Beilein doing well

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan assistant basketball coach Saddi Washington says coach John Beilein is doing well in his recovery from a double-bypass heart procedure.

"Coach is doing great," Washington said. "Been getting some updates from the family. I think everybody's really excited about coach's speedy recovery. We wouldn't expect anything less of coach."

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NCAA: Players can return if undrafted

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The NCAA is taking steps to try to clean up college basketball, carving out a limited role for agents to work with players and changing pivotal parts of its rules-enforcement system as part of numerous reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal.

The Indianapolis-based governing body for college sports announced Wednesday that its Board of Governors and Division I Board of Directors had adopted a "series of significant policy and legislative changes" as part of an effort to "fundamentally" change the NCAA's structure. Some are immediate, while others first require action from other agencies - such as the NBA changing the age limit for draft-eligible players that has fueled the wave of "one and done" at the college level.

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Murphy, NAU seeking turnaround

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Northern Arizona set a record for losses last season and is in the midst of its worst three-year stretch in 27 years.

Lumberjacks coach Jack Murphy said something needs to change.

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Ex-Wake star Paul donates $2.5M to team

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) NBA All-Star and former Wake Forest guard Chris Paul is donating $2.5 million in support of the Demon Deacons' basketball team.

The donation announced Tuesday is the school's largest by a former Wake Forest basketball player.

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Shaq's son, Shareef, to play at UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA has landed forward Shareef O'Neal.

The son of retired NBA great Shaquille O'Neal signed a grant-in-aid to attend UCLA this fall. He will enroll in summer school this month.

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